Sofa

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1840 -1850

GUSN

GUSN-5248

Description

Victorian sofa has curvilinear walnut crest, center peak of which is carved floral and leaf motif with two pierced "handholds;" scrolled at junction with arms; arms emerge from crest curving outward to round handhold; front arm supports are carved with leaf pattern; veneered seat rail is curvilinear with beaded edge; upholstered in figured green velvet with button back and sides; frontal feet are carved in scroll and leaf motif; rear two feet are rectangular, tapered at base; castors; back covered in different green fabric.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
multiple-seating furniture
carving (processes)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
velvet (fabric weave)
walnut (wood)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
scrolls (motifs)
walnut (wood)
Walnut
Velvet
Carved
Leaf
Scroll
Sofa

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

35 x 82 x 27.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.612